Developments on the farm

Its a chilly Saturday morning and so its a good time to provide a bit of an update about the farm. 

This summer our sheep are going to love what we have done to their building.  Its been washed and the ground has been levelled and given a layer of fine gravel....  There are trees planted all around the building giving the space a great new look.  We will be putting power into the building soon - the idea is to finally have lights in the building - not so the sheep can read but so when we are out there at night it will be easier to get around.

A new trellis is under construction by the pond.  We are excited about this because it will focus activities in and around the barn which is, after all, the focal point of our farm.  Wedding photos will now, more than ever before, capture our near-iconic barn cupola which will be centred directly over wedding parties when they are standing under the trellis.

But back to farming - we are expecting to plant 300 apple trees to the west of the barn in the first few days of May - and Norm has already worked up his garden - the source of much of the best food we serve at dinners, catered by his very talented partner Treena, in the main house.

Its going to be a great year!


Our first entry!

Hi there!  Having never 'blogged' before this is new to us...  That being said we are gearing up for a great 2010 season.  We gave the facility a test run this past weekend with Maple in the County - Lynne doesn't want to see another waffle for at least 11 months - and apparently she feels the same way about sausages.... 

The idea with this page is to update you with developments and our weddings just after they happen. We are going to try to upload one or two pictures to give you a sense changes we have made - our new wedding venue for example and of the events - how they went and then perhaps a paragraph or two where we will highlight what worked...and what may not have (it happens).  Perhaps some of the ideas our clients bring with them will help you - either "i am doing that' or 'now I know never to try that!'.  Either way we hope this finds a readership interested in the exciting, at times complex, and regularly nerve-wracking process of staging events - especially weddings - at Fields on West Lake.  Our first wedding is scheduled for May 15th then to follow virtually every weekend until, at least,  the end of October.  However before then we may showcase our first planned development for 2010 - a new place to get married here - onsite, on our farm.

Cheers for now! Mark (Lynne and Kailey)